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Celebrity show-stoppers at India Bridal Week 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 18, 2012

Aamby Valley India Bridal Week had many ace designer showcase their latest in Bridal collection. Of course celebrities had to be a part of this event to add glitz and glamour. Here is a look at who all walked the ramp for their favorite designers.

Nargis Fakhri in JJ Valaya

Malaika Arora Khan in Mandira Wirk

Zarine Khan in Falguni & Shane Peacock design

Sarah Jane Dias in a Falguni & Shane Peacock outfit

Soha Ali Khan in a Vikram Phadnis design

Siddharth Mallya in Shantanu & Nikhil design

Esha Deol & Bharat Takhtani walk for ‘AZVA’ Jewels

Bipasha Basu in Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor creation

Chitrangada Singh in Tarun Tahiliani Lehenga

Sonakshi Sinha in Jyotsna Tiwari Lehenga

Photo courtesy : Rediff India, Bollywood Hungama

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Sangeet Ceremony of Ritesh & Genelia

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 1, 2012

Bollywood’s young couple Ritesh Deskmukh & Genelia D’souza are all set to tie a knot this month. The celebrations of their lavish wedding is already started with a Pre-bash party and now a Sangeet Ceremony. Genelia looked gorgeous in a ‘Manish Malhotra’ lehenga in white whereas Ritesh perfectly complemented her looks in his blue Bandhgala.

The entire Bollywood brigade attended this ceremony. Here are few pics of celebrities who attended the Sangeet ceremony.

Sanjay & Manyataa Dutt

Boney Kapoor & Sridevi

Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar with a friend and Gauri Khan

 Asin

Sameera Reddy and Shamita Shetty

Rishi & Neetu Kapoor

Malaika Arora Khan and Designer Vikram Phadnis

Photo courtesy : www.tollywoodtv.com, www.rediff.com

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Aamby Valley India Bridal Week – Day 2

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 25, 2011

The Day 2 of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Week 2011 took off with an evening of dazzling bridal couture and jewellery shows by designers Bhairavi Jaikishan ,  jewellery designer Queenie Singh and Adarsh Gill.

Mallika Arora Khan was the stunning show-stopper for Designer Bhairavi Jaikishan in a net Lehenga. Bhairavi Jaikishan’s bridal wear collection brought together two contrasting inspirations – revolution and tradition.

Bhairavi displayed a collection that evoked life and feelings through her creations, which had that touch of ethereal beauty. Opening the show with two gorgeous black net saris which were followed by the swirling lehengas. The grace of the lehengas was in their flowy silhouettes.

Queenie Singh has created jewellery for some of the most well-known global celebrities like Hilary Clinton and Queen of Morocco, while her designs have been desired by women around the country and across the seas.

Queenie Singh presented a glittering collection of exquisite jewellery which was painstakingly hand crafted by the best in the business. Embellished with semi-precious stones, the Jewels by Queenie collection had perfect pieces for the modern Indian bride. Opening the show with a line of white layered skirts and bustiers created by Ramona Narang Rodella, which were the perfect line for the gorgeous jewellery; Queenie had long gold intricately crafted neckpieces with large triangular pendants, strands of emeralds and rubies had off centre pieces to highlight them and diamond chokers with impressive centres glittered on the catwalk. For the all black jersey gown section, Queenie showed diamond hoops for the ears, while broad gold bracelets shimmered with precious stones. The large imposing emerald pendant at the end of diamond chains, long multi strands of precious stones, trellised diamonds with ruby and emerald insets for necklaces, were stunners and will be adored by brides around the globe.

Queenie ended the show with the three Femina Pantaloon Miss India 2011 winners – Kanishka Dhankhar, Hasleen Kaur, and Ankita Shorey modelling beautiful tiaras with gorgeous chokers and necklaces that cascaded down the necks of the beauty queens.

Adarsh Gill is the name that has created a niche not only in India but in New York and Paris where women covet her creations and the international media love her ensembles. From the ever popular sari, which Adarsh had ingeniously embellished to the superb lehengas, the elegant gowns and dresses, the look was sheer beauty. Working with the most exquisite fabrics like taffeta, lace, chiffon and brocades, Adarsh chose a mix of vibrant and pastel tones for her garments.

Giving a 20s look to the creations Adarsh opened the show with the western section, displaying two beaded tasselled shimmering minis in ink blue and brown with lacy work. Some more eye catchers were the various long sleeved numbers that skimmed the floor clinched at the waist with chiffon sashes or one shoulder sexy gowns with flouncy hemlines. Adarsh ended the section with a black long sleeve crystal embellished gown that was a dream like vision for any bride. The ethnic section was a riot of colours and showered with crystals as lehengas, cholis, kurtas and saris dazzled the audience. Dainty handbags and clutches were the perfect accessory, while the stunning jewellery by Diamantina added the right touch to the collection.

Adarsh’s show stoppers were the lovely Bollywood star, Dia Mirza in a flared pink lehenga and crystal encrusted corset and the very handsome Zayed Khan wearing a white brocade sherwani.

Photo Courtesy : Tandem Communications

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India International Jewellery Week – Day 4

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on August 4, 2011

I was eagerly waiting for day 4 where designer Alpana Gujral would showcase her recent collectionand IFP had interviewed Ms. Gujral in the month of May 2011. Check out our interview with her at this link. As for the Jewellery Week here is your look as to who walked the runway…….

Isha Kopikar who was also seen walking the runway last year, was the show stopper for ‘Kashi Jewellers’……………decked top to bottom in diamond, she did look every bit of an’Apsara’………….the jewels is what we like the most. The overdressing part was certainly not required.

Perizaad Zorabian was in her element in the cool blue dress……………where women were donning traditional ensemble, Perizaad looked every bit sensuous in those side swept waves and the alluring contemporary neck piece. Me liking it very much………

Feroze Gujral walked the runway for sister-in-law Alpana Gujral at IIJW……….the theme of Alpana’s new collection was ‘The Enchanted Garden’ inspired by the beautiful gardens of the Mughal Era. The jewels were set in gold with designs like Minakari and Jadau. Feroze was styled in a regal manner like a ‘Queen’ and presented the jewels in the most enchanting way. On the whole, I am a fan of the jewels and of course of Feroze……… 🙂

Malaika Arora Khan represented Birichand Ghanshyamdas jewellers on the runway in a flaming red gown and ruby-diamond encrusted jewels………………the styling of her hair, the subtle make-up and proper emphasis given to the jewels scores browny points from me. I felt that it was approriate to choose Malaika as the ‘show stopper’ since she has been a model  for so many years and the elegant styling thankfully did not overshadow the jewels. Two thumbs up for Malaika and the jewels.

Photo courtesy : www.daylife.com & www.masala.com

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IIFA Awards 2011 – Green Carpet

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on June 26, 2011

The Final day at IIFA Award 2011 arrived with so much of craziness all around. The entire Bollywood is have a ball at Toronto and making it’s presence felt in the far west. We have gotta see what the star looked like on the Green Carpet at this event………….even Hollywood celebrities turned up for the event………now that’s what I call Glam……

Shahrukh Khan

King Khan we know that you loooooooovvvvveeee black whenever you are on the red carpet, in this case the green carpet…………..but please give us a surprise once in a blue moon. He arrived in a basic black suit with a black shirt and to top it all a black tie………….he does look dapper, but I need a change from the routine………..seriously.

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu looked every bit Glam in her Ramona Narang outfit in beige with golden accessories and coral nail paint. Though I feel the dress was just too short for the event but I am glad to know that she did change into a black gown afterwards before appearing on stage. Nonetheless she does justice to this outfit and looks great. Only she could have carried this outfit off with such an ease……..

Anil Kapoor and Hilary Swank

 

Handsome man with a beautiful woman as an arm candy are always a ‘Hit’ on the green carpet………….and Anil kept both these elements in his mind. Thank god he opted for a black suit with a golden beige tie looking every bit like a gentleman…….seems like he did take tips from beti Sonam…..:-) As for Hilary Swank, perfect is the only word for her.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra wore a ‘Manish Malhotra’ Summer collection for IIFA………….a white lucknowi detail work lehenga with silver gotta and a velvet blouse to add the much desired pop of colour. Love the outfit but it falls flat due to the styling part….. I wish she could have gathered the ‘pallu’ and left it on her left instead of drapping it across. But Priyanka does look pretty when it comes to her make-up and hair.

Malaika Arora Khan

Malaika Arora Khan came in to shock me with her choice of outfit…………a one shoulder lace number with a cut out waist pattern spoiled the look for this beautiful lady. Plus the heavy earrings did no good either. The hair, the accessories, the dress, sadly looked disastrous on Malaika. Let’s just say that it was not her day at the IIFA Awards.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma also came in as a surprise to me when she dressed up in a ‘Sabyasachi’ saree for the event. I had expected her to go in for a demure gown or a short dress…………..sadly this ensemble did not excite. Seen this before on other actress as well but Anushka looks pretty as ever. She even took home the trophy home………maybe Sabyasachi is lucky for the leading ladies of bollywood???

Sonakshi Sinha

Flawless, flawless, flawless is my review of this pretty young star…………….the all shimmer dress in black, a Bottega Veneta clutch and a pink flowers in her updo was what I am looking out for a red carpet look. Sonakshi just delivered that look effortlessly looking like a million bucks. Love the dress, the styling and the make-up. She gets two thumbs up for getting it right with her 1950s look on the red carpet……..

Sridevi 

Woooooooooooohhhhhhhhhoooooooo, Sridevi is such a Diva in this red gown which reminds me of aValentino due to the drape of the gown. The pulled back hair updo look, the diamond accessories, I am all eyes for her, even at this age she looks better than ever………….young ladies entering the filmi duniya, go take some lessons from her on how to be a star at any age.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty in an off shoulder black gown is a good idea but add in a chucky necklace and a bright large purple clutch with lace shoes…………….then you have the recipe for red carpet disaster. But this time around hubby Raj Kundra looked good in this understated look…………Shilpa should have ideally ditched the clutch, opted for a ruby & diamond neck piece and wore a Jimmy Choos for this event………….I am sure she would have looked heavenly.

Sharmila Tagore

The gracious Sharmila Tagore was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award which made me think that she is way too young to get this award. I mean look at this pic above and you will realize that she still looks amazingly beautiful more than the actress these days. The saree, the jadau necklace, the simple hair & make-up…………….one word for this Diva – ‘Classic’. She is the Audrey Hepburn of Bollywood for sure.

Genelia D’souza

Genelia D’souza came all dressed in a Gaurav Gupta gown for the event, though I am not that impressed by the detail work on the one shoulder pattern plus the layered trail on the side……….I must say that Genelia still looked pretty in this outfit. The beige-golden colour and the hair were appropriate for such events, just the clutch somehow seemed out of place. I do expect Genelia to give us better red carpet look next time around.

Photo credits : http://www.daylife.com, http://www.ndtv.com

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Celebs at the Audi Launch

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 23, 2011

Celebrity endorsements are a big thing in India………no wonder why a big brand like ‘Audi’ should stay behind when it comes to launching it’s new products in the market. Audi collaborated with designer Vikram Phadnis to showcase their finest cars…….also seen were many celebrities posing for the cameras. Here is a look for your eyes only…….

Malaika Arora Khan

Malaika was dressed in a Vikram Phadnis corset teamed with leather pants…………but the look was not what I had expected to see on Malaika……….the corset is not complimenting the leather pants……..I wish Malaika would have either dressed up in a ‘Rockstar’  manner or gone absolutely traditional……….hanging between the two does no justice to this pretty lady…………..though eerily I do like her big hair look.

Vikram Phadnis also showcased his collection at the event where the models walked the ramp in his creations. Just a Glimpse of the event:

Photo Credit: http://www.masala.com

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Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Awards – Red Carpet Review

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 7, 2011

The well known Cosmopolitan magazine had organized a Fun,Fearless Award events in Mumbai with many A-List celebrities gracing the red carpet. For our dish of the event, let’s see who fared well and who was a disaster on the red carpet.

Kareena Kapoor

Somebody who looked different has to be Kareena Kapoor in a beautiful peach colour with shimmer ‘Elie Saab’ gown. She looked very cute but wished she would have tied her hair up since she is wearing a halter neck. But nonetheless this look works for me since it is chic yet effortless…………Like it from the short dresses that she usually wears at such event. Refreshing change for once….

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan


The lady in black i.e. Aishwarya wasnot looking exactly what I would expect her to wear. She is into wearing pants off late but all black looks very boring on her…………black trousers with a smart top with some ruffles would have looked good on her plus more colour with some open toe pumps. But hey that is just my opinion………………For someone who had rocked the red carpet at the Oscars, this is way too ‘bland’……more colour required here.

Imran Khan & Avantika

Imran Khan walked in with wife Avantika, both dressed in black with Imran wearing a neat black suit and a clean shaven look while Avantika went for a very lady like ‘Gauri & Nainika’ gown. Love the simple look and think that as a couple they look great. For the event this style is very appropriate given their young age. Like it………..absolutely.

 

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma wore this simple black gown that actually lacked imagination……………….for an event where one can be dressed in fun colours and fashion forward designs why go retro with simplicity. I would have liked her wearing a knee length dress like a ‘Prabal Gurung’ in bold colour coupled with killer heels………….Not liking this since have seen her do much, much better earlier. She has the bod, the grace and the naughty eyes………why not flaunt it???

 

Malaika Arora Khan

Malaika Arora Khan who is dressed to the nines on the red carpet, this time around seems a little out of place with straight hair, traditional Indian jewellery, the bandage dress and the shoes……….especially the shoes which is ruining the entire look. I do love her jewellery but feel it would have looked better with the gown in same colour rather on this short dress. For now, not into this look………….hope to see a great one in future.

 

Ramona Garware


Ramona’s dress colour reminds me of egg yolk or mangoes and not fashion forward. The colour simply washes her out with the blonde hair and the peacock blue open toe pumps. Even the all gold bling is not able to save the look. A darker shade would have worked but this is not my cup of tea………anybody liking this look???

 

Masaba Gupta

Designer Masaba Gupta looked quite dapper in the black short dress with matching shoes and a turquoise blue clutch to add that pop of colour. The sheer fabric detail at the waist does get our focus but in a subtle manner, just wish if she would tie her hair up and experiment a bit with longer earrings. Like the look which is age appropriate and just right for the event.

 

Shahid Kapur


Unfortunately I cannot find the handsome Shahid Kapur in this pic………..what I see here is someone who has come straight from work and is tired to dress up for the event. The stubble, no belt, the unpolished brown shoes and the crinkled pants……………need I say anymore. For someone who looks good, this is unfair……….next time Shahid Wrap up the shooting hours before in order to dress up for the red carpet or drop coming to such events if you wanna be dressed like that. Hate it………..

 

Neelam and Sameer Soni

Did somebody wrap Neelam in a silver foil and present her on the red carpet???? Yup that is what they did………..the newly weds though look made for each other, their dressing is not very appealing. Sameer Soni walks in wearing a blazer and denims, a style which I quoted as ‘out of fashion’ in ‘Fashion for Menswear‘…………….read this site Sameer!!! As for Neelam, the dress is too flashy for she oozes loads of grace & elegance. Wish to see her in a more diva-like avatar in pastels, peach and pinks.

 

Simone Singh

 

Peaches and cream is what I call Simone for her flawless skin, she came dressed in this shimmer number combined with black leggings. I like her look for it is glamorous but very stylish……….I like the way she dresses up at certain event and is totally comfortable in her skin. Though personally I would have worn stud earrings instead of a chandelier ones which Simone is seen wearing here, she can carry it off well. Like this ensemble………

 

Ranveer Singh

Leather jacket that too folded, pressed in half, faded denims and the red shoes coupled with bad hair do……………..a perfect recipe for red carpet disaster. Ranveer Singh simply forgot to see the mirror before leaving his home…………… his boots might be any big label but with the jeans tucked in so badly they spoil the entire look. A talented actor but definitely needs a stylist when it comes to red carpet………anyone interested in applying for the job????

 

Photo courtesy : http://www.masala.com

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56th Filmfare Awards – Red Carpet Review

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on January 30, 2011

The big, big, big nite had many beautiful celebrities take stage at 56th Filmfare Awards. How could I stay behind in getting the red carpet review for the event. Though I somehow don’t agree to who won the award since I would have certainly picked other deserving actors. But red carpet review is my honest expression, no bribing here.The event was held at the Yash Raj Studios on 29th January, 2011 in Mumbai. So keeping it short and simple………….let’s see what our celebrities wore at the award function…………….and how well they fared on the red carpet.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif was seen here wearing a Manish Malhotra outfit but frankly I am confused over whether it is a gown or a lehenga with an ultra long kurti???? What this outfit needed was a shorter kurti or better, a choli with a dupatta. Secondly this outfit was way too heavy to be worn at an award function, would have worked better for someone’s marriage. My Verdict : Pretty detailing, lovely colour………..but it was a case of overdressing for the occasion. Remember less is more at such events.

Malaika Arora Khan


Malaika Arora Khan a.k.a. ‘Munni’ wore a white and golden gown with gold accessories and nude open toe shoes. A ‘Diva’ like her can gracefully carry off any western attire and she did justice to this ensemble as well. The fault however was the design since somehow the golden one shoulder detail work seemed out of the picture. The gown would have worked better if it was a strapless gown with the detail work only on the bustier. My Verdict : Love Malaika in this gown, else the outfit would have not looked this good on anyone else.

Sonakshi Sinha

It felt like a breath of fresh air the moment I saw Sonakshi wearing this pretty ‘Gauri & Nainika’ outfit which is just right, given her young age. The green colour with minimal jewellery and ‘bling’ in form of the clutch. She also won the ‘Best Debut – Female’ of her role in ‘Dabangg’ which was truly well-deserved. My verdict : Love it………..

Vidya Balan


How can a woman always end up looking so flawless on the red carpet in a saree???? That is what I always ask myself whenever I see Vidya Balan in a ‘Sabyasachi’ creation. The attention grabbing statement bib necklace, the designer blouse, the black saree with detail work on the border………………Divine. Plus have never seen Ms.Balan in red-painted nails……..who so ever inspired her to get all dressed did a pretty good job. I am sure many jaws dropped once she made an entry at the award event.  My verdict : This is the tipping point for Vidya Balan & designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, please don’t ever go back to your earlier looks.

Urmila Matondkar

Urmila who has remained faithful to designer Manish Malhotra, wore his creation again. What a relief to see this beautiful women looking gorgeous on the red carpet. Yes I am still confused with the length of the kurti but Urmila is able to carry it off well plus the ‘bling’ is restricted above the waist and on the hemlines. Since her earlier red carpet sightings were a bit of a let down, this is better off than her earlier appearances. My verdict : Like it, suits her ‘petite frame’ well.

Hrithik & Suzzane Roshan

‘Lady in Red’ accompanied by her knight in shining armour…………………literally. Seeing Hrithik in those shiny pants and the grey suit I thought he had borrowed it from his father’s wardrobe where Papa Roshan might have still stored his 1970s clothes.  Suzzane on the other hand fares a wee bit better except for the pink clutch which looks out of the place. Again I would love to see her wear jewellery like a pair of earring on her gown. My verdict : Hrithik can look amazing in Karan Johar – Varun Bahl creation or a ‘Tom Ford’ suit.

Kajol

Kajol who made an appearance after a long time, also took home the award for the ‘Best Actress’…………………stylewise she seemed to have grabbed a Manish Malhotra outfit in a hurry. She is yet to lose her baby weight but why hide it under an oversized ill-fitting anarkali. I am sure that Kajol would have looked way better in a simple salwar kameez or even a saree. As for the baby weight, all I can say she still looks adorable. My Verdict : Honey you are beautiful in whatever you dress up but drop the baggy oversized clothes. They make you look bigger than you actually are.

Imran & Avantika Khan

The newly weds Imran Khan and Avantika made an entry very much in love…………….Imran was dressed in a tuxedo while Avantika went in for a bubble gum pink knee-length outfit with a black belt and nude pumps. Though not a fan of the shoes, I am happy that Avantika took a risk wearing this shocking pink colour for the red carpet plus the hair done up in a ‘do’ works for me. I would have just changed the belt to something with more metallic studs and shoes to match it. Imran looks dashing as ever……………..how many of our stars actually dress up like him for the red carpet. They are young and can easily experiment with their looks. My verdict : As a couple they look lovely, but I prefer Imran’s sleek look in the Tux over Avantika’s ensemble.

Preity Zinta

Is that Preity???? Whoa I never thought of seeing her dressing in Indian attire on the red carpet……………….no doubt she is looking refreshingly different and pretty but why is the beautiful work on the inner skirt which looks more like a lehenga hidden underneath the drapes??????? Is this another new styles of Manish Malhotra???? If your outfit has detail work please don’t hide the amazing work done by our hardworking Indian craftsmen. Preity looks beautiful but I am not digging her net saree. My verdict : Could have looked way better if the saree drape was different.

Rani Mukherjee and Shahrukh Khan with wife Gauri

Shahrukh Khan and Gauri made an entry with Rani Mukherjee and a friend, where the ladies donned midnight blue gowns  looking flawless. Like Gauri’s one shoulder Donna Karan gown but the oversized clutch is what I am not a fan of. Rani went for the shimmer halter neck dark blue outfit which for her petite frame works wonders. Shahrukh Khan is dressed as usual in a black suit and bed hair but this time the ladies got me drooling over their outfits. My verdict : Shahrukh is smart to have beautiful arm candy to complete his look……………;-)

Prachi Desai

Prachi Desai who was one of the nominees came in this blushing pink gown which was indeed very dreamy but her hairdo somehow woke me up from that dream. The braided hairdo would have looked amazing on an Indian attire than on a gown……………….anybody recall Vidya Balan wearing a saree with braided hair. How classy was that???  Call me traditional but this is somehow not working for me. I would have styled her with side swept hair kept open. My verdict : Love the dress, hate the hair.

Amitabh Bachchan with Bahu Aishwarya

Papa Big B made an appearance along with Aishwarya…………..I do recall that he had boycotted this award function last year……….let bygones be bygones for now. Aishwarya who was nominated in ‘Best Actor – Female’category was looking ravishing in this Manish Malhotra off-white creation. I truly wished she would have at least won the ‘Critics Award’  not that Vidya was not deserving, she is a brilliant actress………………but Aishwarya did stand out in ‘Guzaarish’. Maybe this is just my opinion but stylewise Aishwarya looks elegant. Big B on the other hand wore a two-toned blazer which he was able to carry off for this glitzy event. He received an award for completing 40 glorious years in Bollywood. My verdict : Father & daughter-in-law look graceful. Aishwarya is definitely my pick for the ‘Best Dressed’ at the Filmfare.

Prateik Babbar


Is this the same young guy we had seen last year at the Filmfare wearing sneakers with a suit???? Hell, yes it is Prateik Babbar looking suave and happening…………….Dhobi Ghat seems to have done wonders to his style sense. Thank God we are able to see his good looks in this clean get-up of his. I am sure he would have found many girls eager to party with him the night away. The black single button blazer suit with clean-shaven look gets a thumbs up from me My verdict : He looks very sophisticated…………Ohh La La…….

Raveena Tandon


Last time when I saw Raveena on the red carpet, I jumped out of my seat quite literally. But this time I am not disappointed with her choice. The black anarkali is also MM creation [Hope you know MM stands for Manish Malhotra who has dressed half of the ladies for this event] is definitely a good break from her earlier red carpet appearances. Though the dress itself does not stand out much, Raveena still looks good in it. My verdict : Strictly Like it, though I feel Raveena can do much better. I would dress her in more contemporary, sophisticated fashion.

Sridevi & Boney Kapoor


Sridevi is looking ‘HOT’ as the days are passing by……………..seriously I wonder why she never wore such beautiful gowns on the red carpet earlier. The only thing which should have been skipped is the shimmery stole. The satin gown itself is gorgeous enough, why let it get distracted by anything else??? As for Boney Kapoor, I cannot see him when his beautiful wife takes all the attention on the red carpet. My Verdict : Sexy outfit, skip the stole.

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Best Dressed Women in 2010.

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on January 5, 2011

Considering that last year was full of fashion weeks and glamorous red carpet events, there have been many stylish women from across our country trying to look their very best…………….how many of them actually succeeded???? Well the number is quite low since many of our celebs are brand obsessed and never care to look if the outfit actually suits them well or not. There were however few beautiful women who got my attention when it came to dressing up for the event. These women have made it to my list of ‘Best Dressed for the year 2010’.

Karisma Kapoor

  

Though she is not doing films anymore, but she can still give other younger actresses a run for their money. The reason why she is on my list for 2010, is that she puts in a lot of effort to look good even during her pregnancy. I am truly her fan since my teens when I used to dance around her ‘Le gayi Le gayi’  song from ‘Dil to pagal hai’. Sister Kareena Kapoor too dresses to the nine every time she is on the red carpet, but there is an elegance in Karisma’s style. Whether she dresses up in a party wear or simple dresses down in her casuals, she still manages to maintain the ‘Wow’ factor in her look. She most of the times dresses up in Manish Malhotra’s outfits who has been a helping hand in transforming her into a Glam Queen. She is one of the celebrities who has inspired other women that motherhood does not mean compromising with looking amazing, hence in my list she will always be a top style ‘Diva’ of all times.

 

 Rani Mukherjee

Surprising isn’t it to put Rani Mukherjee on this list, but can anyone actually remember her not dressing up and looking good last year???? I simply cannot plus let us not forget that she was one of the first actresses to introduce us to the talented Sabyasachi Mukherjee on the silver screen. She has been seen at many recent events dressed in her very best looking better than ever. Long gone are those outfits which used to make her look older than her age. In comes the fashionable short dresses, pencil skirts, jump suits, flared pants, funky denim, unusual saree patterns………..loads of new addition to her wardrobe. And I must say that on her petite frame, I am loving her new ‘avatar’. She has been trying hard to make a successful comeback, with this style of hers I am sure people will be more than happy to have her back.

  

Kalyani Saha Chawla

Her name has become synonym with the brand ‘Christian Dior’ or ‘Dior’ for which she is the brand ambassador. Another feather to her ‘Dior’ hat would be styling Sonam Kapoor for the fashionable movie ‘Aisha’ with the glam outfits, shoes and bags to die for.  I have never seen her dress in anything obnoxious in any event………………her look is all the way sophisticated, classic yet very contemporary. She dresses in outfits which compliment her rather than just following fashion like the rest of the crowd. Maybe that is why she always stands out in events despite not being an actress.

 

 

 Malaika Arora Khan

 

Malaika Arora Khan needs no introduction where fashion is concerned. She experiments a lot and takes risks with her looks which very few people in the public would dare to do. Her style quotient is ‘demure’  in whatever she wears. If the dress is short, then the shoes & the clutch take centre stage, if it is an indianwear then the back and the fit of the silhouette will be given more emphasis than the rest of the dress or if it is a gown then the jewellery will be the focus. I cannot think of any dull moment last year when Malaika was not dressed up to our expectation. Her hair are done, her clutch and shoes is very much ‘In vogue’ and her make-up is flawless. Be it on the cover of a magazine or any red carpet event, all I can say that ‘Munni’ absolutely ‘rocks’.

  

Twinkle Khanna

Twinkle Khanna has totally revamped herself…………………..I remember the days when she had started in the film industry when she had the horrible hairstyle combined with the neon colour ill-fitting clothes plus to keep up to the expectations of her mother’s glamorous image in the movie industry. I am glad today when I see her in any red carpet event all dressed to kill. Today give her any dress to wear and she turns out like a queen wearing them…………her style includes knee-length dress in fabulous colours that compliment her skin tone, anarkalis or short kurtis paired with churidhars, pants with tops that usually emphasize the upper half of her body and loads of amazing designer jewellery. With Twinkle now following her mother’s footstep in style department, she definitely gets thumbs up from me as the Best Dressed Woman.

  

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor is like a breath of fresh air in this filmi dunia where style revolution is just getting started. I have never seen anyone wearing vintage Indian jewellery with western outfit and still look like a million bucks. I think style is something she inherits from her mother who is herself quite a ‘Diva’ though she does not come out much for red carpet events. Her penchant for designer wear makes every woman gush with envy plus her ‘to-die-for’ accessories like jewellery, shoes or bags………………..I can’t have enough of it. I actually look forward to her red carpet appearances since she always surprises me with her attire yet remains classic all throughout. At her age, she has got every style fundas right.

 

 Gayatri Oberoi

 

Gayatri Joshi nee Oberoi had made quite a charming start to her movie career with Swades then suddenly she disappeared to be married to renowned builder Vikas Oberoi and have two children. But I never thought that her come back as a socialite would be so pleasing to the eye. Gayatri is every bit of sophistication these days…………….she wears outfits with clean-cut, sober colours and is never too flashy unlike other wanna be socialites. She does experiment but never goes to extremes since she sticks to what suits her best rather than be fashion crazy. Cocktail dresses, pants, sarees, designer salwar kameez and churidhar are what she is mostly seen in. All I can say about her to other fashionistas is keep it simple yet elegant……. that too much of wealth does not mean you have to show it off to the limit.

  

Feroze Gujral

 Feroze is the quintessential ‘Fashionista’ since the time she first appeared in Digjam Suitings ads in late 1980s. I maintain one thing that she stills looks the same…………….I somehow find her growing younger as each day goes by. She is daring in her style but whatever she wears seem to suit her well. Gowns, skirts, flowy dresses and pants are her style must haves. she is also a writer for many leading newspapers & magazines. One of the few socialites from Delhi who I believe to be ‘est Dressed’on all occasions.

  

Princess Diya Kumari

Princess Diya Kumari from Jaipur might not be a regular on Page 3 but she has her presence felt every time she is on the cover of a leading magazine or in the newspaper supporting a cause. She is seen regularly in gorgeous chiffon sarees, in a Royal attire, a Salwar Kameez or a designer Sarees when posing for the magazines. Her Grandmother Rajmata Gayatri Devi was known for her beauty and fashion sense. Princess Diya Kumari seems to be carrying on the legacy. As elegant as she is, my wish remains to see her more often in social events where we can catch a glimpse of those amazing Sarees. I am sure that she will be a delight for many of our Indian designers who can design their best for her.

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Big Star Entertainment Awards – Who wore What???

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on December 23, 2010

This one was a very first award ceremony by Big FM & Star network  which did have loads of star power due to the presence of A-list celebrities. Let’s take a look at who wore what????Also featuring the best & worst dressed Celebrities………

Malaika Arora Khan & Arbaaz Khan

Malaika & Arbaaz do make a perfect pair together, but what sets them apart has to be their dressing style. On one hand Malaika dresses to the nail and on the other Arbaaz walks in wearing a ripped jeans paired with a black blazer. Arbaaz please dump the ripped denims by wearing something more posh. By the word ‘posh’, Malaika is wearing a black dress by Victoria ‘Posh’ Beckham  but the nude colour heels spoiled the show completely. Love the clutch with the dress though.

Tina Ambani

Tina Ambani seen here in a rare appearance especially at a film award dressed to party away the nite………unfortunately the attire just lacked the elegance. I would have loved to see her in a designer knee length dress in full sleeves that would emphasize the positives like her pretty legs. The shimmer halter top makes her look too top heavy which in turn takes away the grace of her personality. Hope to see her steal the show again in future the same way when she ruled the silver screen.

Anushka Sharma

Riding high on the success of her recent film ‘Band, Baaja, Barat’ …………….Anushka made her presence felt in a geometric print short stretch dress looking ‘HOT’. And wowww her killers heels again in geometric pattern with her sexy legs complete this glam look. Another plus for this look is no flashy jewellery which would have taken the focus away from this outfit.  For the award event, this is definitely a red carpet outfit for a woman in her 20s.This daring outfit is from ‘Versace’……………of course. My verdict : Best dressed in western wear

Amitabh Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan accompanied by bahu Aishwarya also graced the occassion by wearing a simple black suit with a striking red tie. But isn’t double breasted suits very 1990s???? He does seem to carry it off wellbut seeinghim in a bandhgala is always a dream come true. Aishwarya who came in as a surprise though not a pleasant one since this ‘Manish Malhotra’ saree is too much of a mess. Plus the saree draping is a disastor…………….maybe she was in a hurry. The clutch simply disappears in the identical dark background. No offence to the designer, but the ‘Sabyasachi’ look suited her much better.

Vidya Balan

I am loving this lady’s new avatar, thank you Sabyasachi!!!! Vidya Balan has finally found her signature look. Who else could have carried of this bold check that too in chrome yellow and black. I don’t think anyone would have been able to do justice to this outfit, better than Vidya. The minimum ‘Ambi’ detail work on the border of the saree adds the required ‘glitz’ to the saree. The mogra gajra is definitely this season’s ‘must have’ hair accessory. Kudos to Vidya for experimenting with saree and taking fuuuuuullllll advantage of her ethnic looks. My verdict : Definitely the Best Dressed in Indian attire

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HDIL India Couture Week 2010 – Day 2

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 8, 2010

Karan Johar & Varun Bahl

 

The best dressed men of India walk the runway together…………………Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan……………….Uffffffffff can’t get enough of glamour. The event HDIL India Couture Week 2010 and the designers were Karan Johar & Varun Bahl. Big B wore a black coat with velvet collar design while Hrithik wore a black velvet jacket which had a very regal touch to it with the antique watch on the side………very vintage. Where as Shahrukh who couldn’ t keep from dancing on the ramp as well, was wearing a suit designed by the duo. The three handsome men definitely were a delight to see on the runway together……………………….yummy…….:-)

Coming back to the collection, the clothes were very Victorian era inspired with frilled cuffs, long coats & jackets, the big collars, vintage detail work………….the collection was absolutely original, wearable and elegant. Karan’s vision & Varun’s brilliance make for a commendable collection……………celebrity or no celebrity, the collection has substance.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Queenie Dhody

Malaika Arora Khan walked the ramp for jewellery designer & socialite Queenie Dhody……………it was all emeralds & diamonds for Malaika though not liking the outfit a bit. The styling I feel was all wrong here………………a western outfit fitted with a traditional waist band???? I would have preferred these jewels with a sexy choli and a shimmer white saree that would have acted as a perfect background for the jewels. Plus the hair would have looked better if left open & tossled a bit…………….a petite like Malaika needs volumes when it comes to hair. The outfits for Queenie’s show were designed by Nandita Mahtani.

 

Maheep Kapoor

 Maheep Kapoor had the entire social circuit on the runway…………….literally. But i must admire the fact that all the celebrities some of who are close friends of Maheep, walked the ramp wearing Seema Khan outfits and Maheep Kapoor jewels. I feel she is the only designer to have only celebrities walk for her than models……………which brings to me to a question………….are our models gonna go extinct if celebrities take over???? Sonakshi Sinha, Natasha Khan, Ayesha Takia, Bhavna Pandey, ‘Aisha’ movie celebs Amrita Puri & Ira Dubey and many more. I liked the jewellery but was not convinced of Seema Khan’s designs on few celebrities…………..like the white asymmetrical gown with the stark black broad belt which took centre stage than the jewellery on Sonakshi with the hideous hairdo was not upto the benchmark of a couture week, Ayesha Takia’s strapless dress put more emphasis on her assets which required less attention. Though I liked the LBDs……………not a fan of the other outfits.

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raj Mahtani

 Raveena Tandon was the showstopper for Raj Mahtani’s jewellery collection…………..she came on the runway wearing  a very vintage traditional necklace which had loads of precious stones………..asmuch as the jewellery was beautiful, the styling was bad with Raveena wearing a body suit along with a sheer drape in black & golden. I wish she would have worn somethin equally vintage as her jewellery. Even a brocade saree in dark hues would have done the work…………..as for the hairstyle, please don’t get me started……………it was worst. Who ever styled her, needed to go to styling school first…………….but in the end I cannot deny the fact that Raj Mahtani’s collection was good.

 

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HDIL Couture Week 2010 Bash

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 6, 2010

Another couture week is here but in my opinion I feel we should limit ourselves to a maximum of 2 couture week per year that showcase all designers………………why do we need so many couture week where one gets to see the same designs, the same designers and of course the same celebrities again………………have we become addicted to couture weeks???? Do we love fashion so much that the sense is going out the window???? I often ask myself these questions but for the sake of fashion, I am ready to let go of this Q & A session in my mind………..

The HDIL couture Week 2010 started with a bash held at Grand Hyatt.

Shahrukh & Gauri Khan along with Rani Mukherjee

Shahrukh Khan with lady love Gauri an friend Rani Mukherjee posed for the cameras………..Shahrukh dressed in a brown shirt and black trousers looked quite ready to party the night, Gauri in a beautiful red Valentino and Rani in a short aquamarine dress designed by a Greek designer…………….all three looked good on the red carpet especially Rani since the outfit fits the bill for her petite frame. As for Mrs. Khan, I would have opted for a shimmer black or grey clutch plus shoes……………..Shahrukh was at an ease when it came to dressing up, but hey it is just a bash………….

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone who is our Style Star for the month, wore a satin beige one shoulder top with black fitted skirt and satin heels with rosette on them……………..on the whole I am not digging the look because of the shoes and the lack of glamour in her look. It gives vibe that one is trying to minimize the sexiness quotient in this outfit by adopting a ‘girl next door’ make-up & hair. I would have prefered if the top would have extended hemlines till knees and acted as a short cocktail dress…………Plus those shoes just don’t gel that well……………..though love the one shoulder top along with the crystal clutch……………..but a beautiful soul like Deepika needs to look glamorous by adding the accessories.

Raj Kundar & Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty also made an appearance with hubby Raj Kundra in tow but I have to say………….why does Raj always have that messy look on his face??? With such a fabulous looking ‘biwi’ as arm candy, he should dress to the core complete with good personal grooming. I feel that he should either go in for a beard or no beard…………….the style ‘in between’ does not suit him at all. Whereas I have no complaints about Shilpa………………she looks perfect in her Little black dress with gold trimmings and loooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee those shoes. Must say that combining black and golden in western wear is not easy and Shilpa knows how to do justice to it……………Mr. Kundra would expect you to clean up next time.

Karisma Kapoor

I can’t get enough of this ‘Diva’………………….there have been no instances till date that this fabulous ‘momma of two’ has ever dressed up shabbily. Not a hair is out of place whenever she is on the red carpet……………….in this outfit, I simply adore her look in a little black dress with hoopla earrings adding a dash of glitz to the look while keeping the clutch and shoes simple. The key to achieve her look is to let one piece get all the attention while other pieces act as a background. Simple yet ‘oh so classic’……………….I don’t mind declaring that she is one of the most well dressed women of our country.

Queenie Dhody

“The animal, the animal instinct in me…………….” that’s just a long lost song which I happen to remember looking at Queenie. Her favourite animal prints are doing a lot of appearances on the red carpet, unfortunately none of them work. The dress combined with golden jewellery, belt and the animal print shoes are overwhelming and absolutely not age appropriate…………….I would rather see a 20 year old young lady wear this outfit than Queenie……………as I said in my earlier posts, animal print in 40s works better if used in small amounts. This dress would have worked better if it was in a plain dark colour with alluring pair of heels.

Malaika Arora Khan & Arbaaz Khan

Malaika & Arbaaz came in as a pair wearing nautical stripes……………but the matchy-matchy is just getting to me. Arbaaz’s torn denims are definitely a red carpet no-no please paired with those formal mocassins……………..sheer disaster. Neither do Malaika’s leather pantlook and the heels paired with Louis Vuitton clutch don’t do much for her look. My say is this look is OK if you are going for dinner out with family or buddies………………but for a couture week bash………….please dress up a bit eventful.

Manish Malhotra, Urmila Matondkar and Sophie Choudhary

Did Urmila make a dress out of a silk scarf????? Looking at her dress I feel that she just did that……………..and those shoes………..kill me someone but they have spoilt the entire look. People firstly leave the animal print alone, secondly I would have liked it a bit if the shoes were strappy heels or open toe pumps. Why do ourbollywood women have that affinity with flowers on their feet. Manish Malhotra seems like he has had a very tiring day and just came to the party to get a break. While Sophie looks ready to pary in her short printed dress with Bottega Veneta clutch and black basic heels. Out of the three, Sophie definitely wins my vote for keeping in simple yet party right.

Gayatri Oberoi, Sonali Bendre and Goldie Bhel

 

Gayatri Oberoi poses here with Sonali Bendre and her hubby Goldie Bhel……………..Gayatri looks ultra glam in the Herve Leger bandage blue dress pairing it with Judith Leiber clutch and golden heels. While Sonali kept it simplein a little black dress and bronze heels while Goldie who also kept it simple,  is enjoying his moment with the lovely ladies. My favourite out of the three has to be Gayatri for looking ‘Oh la la’ in that dress of hers.

Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon was sighted after a loooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggg time wearing black on black. Where is the glitter??? The all black attire is now getting to me……………Raveena could have worn a beautiful pendant or earrings or even jazzy belt with funky shoes. But a beautiful woman like Raveena, this look is not doing any wonders for her.

Bhavna and Chunky Pandey

Bhavna and Chunky walked in where Bhavna was wearing a pretty navy blue strapless dress with a stylish belt, while Chunky is more in a very casual avatar in denims and a white shirt. But somehow I am digging his yellow mocassins which adds the much desired pop of colour to the outfit. It is unusual choice but works well on Chucky’s look. On the whole, the couple looking good together.

Arjun & Mehr Rampal

Mr & Mrs. Rampal camein hand in hand where Mehr wore a Malini Ramani kaftan one shoulder outfit and Arjun was in his casual avatar. Thankfully Mehr added that much needed colour to her style but would have preferred this outfit in a shorter version. With that hot bod, why hide it under loose clothes when you can show them off with elegance. Arjun seems to have just got out of bed and onto the red carpet……………….Wake up Arjun…………….its time to party.

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Dabangg Premiere

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 10, 2010

‘Dabangg’ has finally released……………….the much awaited movie had its premiere held in Mumbai with all the cast present. I must say these days Salman definitely can be named as our modern-day Dharamendra which is what I can make up from his Dabangg trailer. Getting back to the red carpet affair of the premiere, many celebrities were dressed in black…………………honestly all black with no colour is very, very disappointing. The lead actor of the movie Salman Khan was dressed in a black shirt & black jeans with an aquamarine stone stud belt. I am no fan of Salman but I know that he could have done much better rather than going in for all black. I would have preferred him to come in his ‘Chulbul Pandey’ avatar rather than just another guy thing. Sallu bhai…………get a bit hip will you.

Meanwhile the leading lady Sonakshi Sinha was dressed in a black & golden ‘Vikram Phadnis’ outfit, which I felt was too long…………….I would have preferred this outfit with a churidhar instead and some amazing heels. The velvet trimmings at the base looked a bit too much though………but the golden detail work on the bustier was note worthy. The browny point here was that Sonakshi was able to carry off the dress well and with sheer elegance. On the whole the outfit did not scream for attention yet was very subtle.

Malaika Arora Khan aka ‘Munni’  in the movie looked hot in a Roberto Cavalli Dress but the red Bottega Veneta clutch and those hideous shoes made a perfect look bad……………….wish she would have replaced her shoes with a bronze colour peep toe heels and a black clutch……………..though I am digging those big earring which give a fresh look to the outfit.

 Amrita Arora on the other hand looked fabulous in a brocade kurti with long slits which was also designed by Vikram Phadnis…………..the fact that I like here is the pop of colour that the ‘Rani’ pink & golden sleeves are giving it to the outfit. Love the hair, the kurti & the matching  jewel buckel shoes.

Tabu also made a rare appearance at the premiere of ‘Dabangg’ wearing a one shoulder black with white trimming gown. This long thing is not doing any justice to Tabu’s bod and her height…………..and the shoes were better off with an Indian attire………….they are just not working with this outfit. On the whole, this is a mess-up from the ultra glamorous lady.

Bipasha Basu took a U-turn by turning up in a saree at the premiere………………not that I am complaining but the saree look somehow did not work for me neither did the hair. The white net saree was bad enough with the white & golden trimming but turned out worst with the brocade blouse. The hair looked equally messy……………….it was not a day for Ms.Basu…………..Sorry but not liking this saree look which was created by designer Rocky S.

Arbaaz you are the producer of this big movie and wife of glamorous Malaika but your outfit is not speaking any of those things…………………….you are definitely fearless or let’s say ‘Dabangg’ in this get up but it is ok if you dress up this way when you are on the set making a movie…………….this is a premiere and I am not impressed with this laid back style. You have to work alot on your handsome looks……………..please get some help from your wife.

Salman’s younger sister wore a jumpsuit in chocolate colour with a halter shimmer neck and a ‘Bottega Veneta’ clutch but unfortunately the entire look is too much of matchy-matchy with the shoes, clutch and watch. Plus the colour is down playing Arpita’s skin-tone. An outfit in beige or aquamarine blue would have worked wonders for this petite lady. Better luck next time………..

Sridevi also made an appearance with her daughter & hubby wearing a beige ‘Herve Leger’ bandage skirt and a knotted shirt with a waist jewel in gold and a ‘Mcqueen’ clutch……………..but the end result was a a bit disastrous with the ‘out of bed’ hair, the skirt being too tight and short [I wonder how comfortable was she] and the shirt made it look more appropriate for day wear rather than night out one. On the whole Sridevi has an amazing toned body and look at those fabulous legs…………….I am sure she will find a better way to flaunt them.

Looking at the pics of these two lovely women, all I can say – smart tops, but wrong bottoms………….Dia top’s in black with a touch of silver sequins on the sleeves is adorablebut pairing in with black tights was a wrong idea……….wish she had paired it with skinny blue jeans, would have looked better. Juhi’s kurta is quite a relief from the blacks other people were wearing, but the brown trousers were not too hot though. Wish she would have pair with black trousers or fitted denims.

Minisha Lamba came in dressed in white in a pretty white knee length dress with matching Mary Jane design shoes…………and errrr a red Louis Vuitton bag which screamed for attention. The shimmer red LV bag would have looked better with black or blue but not white. I would have preferred Minisha carrying a small clutch instead of carrying her entire make-up kit bag. Not at all subtle………infact too showy. Where the outfit was a deal breaker, the bag marred the entire look.

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